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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
The great metaphor by Jesus in John 15 is of the vine or tree trunk and the branches. He tells us that He (Jesus) is “The Big Tree Trunk,” and that we the “Followers Of Jesus” are the branches. He says if we stay connected to Him, and if we keep His Word in our heart, anything we ask for will be given to us.
Of course, Jesus is the Author of this Word, and He is the Judge for every one of our “Asks.” By that, I mean He is the one who knows if we have really purposed to stay attached to Him and whether or not His Word has truly abided in us. So often, if we’re not careful, we serve God out of convenience. When the pressure comes, we are tempted to detach from “The Big Tree Trunk.” Consequently, if we’re continually detaching from “The Big Tree Trunk” when it doesn’t feel “Convenient” or “Politically Correct” to stay attached, then we’re not really remaining in “HIM.” Thus, His Word is not remaining in “US.” When this happens, our prayers are not answered in the fashion we had hoped for. Here’s the truth … Jesus Promised! But we must follow His prescription for answered prayer. Stay attached to … “The Big Tree Trunk.”
This passage woke me up this AM!! I realize I’m just a Branch. I only have real life when I stay connected to “The Big Tree Trunk.” I will, with Your help. Amen